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Belgian legislators voted to make their country the world's first to allow euthanasia for small children, despite vigorous opposition from the Catholic Church and all main religious groups. (CNS photo/ Laurent Dubrule, Reuters)

The Anscombe Bioethics Centre says opinion polls have dominated the debate too much

An assisted suicide Bill will be debated in the House of Commons on September 11 (AP)

If assisted suicide is legalised some patients would be regarded as having lives ‘not worth living’

A banner opposes the Assisted Dying Bill outside Parliament (@CNKAlliance)

What I learned from talking to passers-by outside Parliament as peers debated the Assisted Dying Bill

Hugues de Montalembert: 'Why, during or after what I went through, did I never contemplate suicide?'

A photographer’s haunting memoir sheds new light on the Assisted Dying Bill

Parliament is discussing the Assisted Dying Bill today (PA)

A concert pianist explains how his experience as a carer led him to reject the Assisted Dying Bill

Baroness Masham of Ilton speaks against assisted suicide.

Follow our live blog for regular updates on today’s debate

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster has expressed his opposition to Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill

Cardinal Nichols and other religious leaders have spoken out

'How many people who aren’t terminally-ill and are contemplating suicide, consider themselves a burden on their families?' (PA)

If assisted suicide is legalised we must hope doctors don’t share Polly’s point of view

Baroness Hollins: 'Lord Falconer’s Bill does not try to address even the most obvious safeguarding questions'

Lord Falconer’s proposed change to the law will be debated next week

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Church needs to spearhead a new approach to old age